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Verb: bore  bor
  1. Cause to be bored
    - tire
  2. Make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
    "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall";
    - drill
Noun: bore  bor
  1. A person who evokes boredom
    - dullard
  2. A high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
    - tidal bore, eagre, aegir [non-standard], eager
  3. Diameter of a tube or gun barrel
    - gauge, caliber [US], calibre [Brit, Cdn]
  4. (mining) a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
    - bore-hole, drill hole
Verb: bear (bore,borne, also born)  behr
  1. Have as a feature; convey
    "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
  2. Cause to be born
    "My wife bore twins yesterday!";
    - give birth, deliver, birth, have
  3. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    "I cannot bear his constant criticism";
    - digest, endure, stick out, stomach, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
  4. Move while holding up or supporting
    "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
  5. Bring forth
    "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers";
    - turn out
  6. Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    "She agreed to bear the responsibility";
    - take over, accept, assume
  7. Have within
    "The canteen bears fresh water";
    - hold, carry, contain
  8. (investment) bring in
    "interest-bearing accounts";
    - yield, pay
  9. Have on one's person
    "bear a scar";
    - wear
  10. Behave in a certain manner
    "he bore himself with dignity";
    - behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, carry
  11. Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
    "She bears the title of Duchess";
    - hold
  12. Support or hold in a certain manner
    "She bears her head high";
    - hold, carry
  13. Be pregnant with
    "She is bearing his child";
    - have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expect
  14. Move, proceed or be located in a specified direction
    "bear left at the next junction"

Sounds like: boar, boor, Bohr, Boer

Derived forms: bored, boring, bores

See also: bear out

Type of: act, allow, bring forth, bring in, carry, clear, countenance, create, cut, diam, diameter, disagreeable person, earn, excavation, feature, gain, have, have got, hold, include, let, make, move, permit, produce, pull in, realise [Brit], realize, take, take in, tidal current, tidal flow, transport, unpleasant person

Antonym: interest

Encyclopedia: Bore, Italy

Bear, DE